Mt Messenger Bypass

Proposed State Highway 3 roading project between Uruti and Ahititi in North Taranaki

The NZ Transport Agency has served a notice of requirement to alter the existing State Highway 3 designation in the New Plymouth District Plan.

Taranaki Regional Council and New Plymouth District Council have also received resource consent applications for this project. The two consent authorities shall jointly hear the applications if a hearing is required. All submissions and other correspondence should be directed to New Plymouth District Council (email or online correspondence is preferred).

The notice of requirement and resource consents were public notified under the Resource Management Act 1991 on 27 January 2018. 

 

Submissions have now closed

Submissions closed on Tuesday 27 February 2018. Thank you to everyone who gave us their feedback. 
Here is a breakdown of the submissions received:
• Total submissions received (not including late ones): 1177 • Supporting submissions: 1154 • Opposing submissions: 20 • Neutral submissions: 3 • Late submissions: 17

 

What happens next?

We have reviewed and acknowledged all submissions. 
Council has received additional information from the NZTA to better understand the effects on the environment (see Section 92 Response below).
Please keep an eye on this page as we will continue to add information as it is received. 
A hearing is scheduled to commence on Monday 11 June 2018
If you have indicated a wish to be heard at the hearing, a Notice of Hearing will be issued to you at least 15 days prior to the commencement of the hearing.
A decision will be made later in the year and will be publicly announced.  

 

Summary of planning applications

New Plymouth District Council:

  • DSN17/44711 – alteration to Designation N36 to designate land for the construction and operation of the Mt Messenger Bypass – a new section of State Highway 3, located east of the existing highway corridor, between Uruti and Ahititi, in North Taranaki.
  • LUC18/47193 – land use consent to disturb soil under the National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health Regulations 2011, associated with constructing the Mt Messenger Bypass.

 Taranaki Regional Council:

  • Application 17-10429-1.0(A) - To dam, take and use surface water from the Mangapepeke Stream and Mimi River, and to erect and use temporary weirs on the bed of the Mangapepeke Stream and Mimi River associated with constructing the Mt Messenger Bypass, and to divert, take and use groundwater as a consequence of excavations and tunneling associated with constructing and operating the Mt Messenger Bypass
  • Application 17-10429-1.0(B) - To divert, disturb, realign and modify sections of the Mangapepeke Stream, Mimi River and their tributaries associated with constructing and operating the Mt Messenger Bypass
  • Application 17-10429-1.0(C) - To install, use and remove temporary culverts in the Mangapepeke Stream, Mimi River and their tributaries for the purpose of constructing the Mt Messenger Bypass
  • Application 17-10429-1.0(D) - To install and use culverts in the Mangapepeke Stream, Mimi River and their tributaries and to install a bridge over a tributary of the Mimi River associated with constructing and operating the Mt Messenger Bypass
  • Application 17-10429-1.0(E) - To discharge to land, water and to air from soil disturbance and earthworks, to undertake vegetation clearance, and to undertake riverbed planting associated with constructing and operating the Mt Messenger Bypass

 

Project documentation

The application documentation includes an assessment of environmental effects, supported by a number of technical reports. This information is provided in a PDF format, containing the following documents, and is available by clicking this link: nzta.govt.nz/mt-messenger

Volume 1

 

Assessment of Effects on the Environment

Appendix A - E

Application forms; objectives and policies assessment; schedule of properties; planning maps; draft conditions

Volume 2

Drawing Set

Volume 3

Technical Reports

Technical Report 1

Strategic Transport Assessment

Technical Report 2

Traffic and Transport Assessment

Technical Report 3

Resilience Assessment

Technical Report 4

Economics Assessment

Technical Report 5

Social Impact Assessment

Technical Report 6

Recreation Assessment

Technical Report 7

Assessments of Ecological Effects

Technical Report 7a

Vegetation

Technical Report 7b

Freshwater Ecology

Technical Report 7c

Invertebrates

Technical Report 7d

Herpetofauna

Technical Report 7e

Avifauna

Technical Report 7f

Bats

Technical Report 7g

Marine Ecology

Technical Report 7h

Ecological Mitigation and Offset

Technical Report 8a

Landscape, Natural Character and Visual Assessment

Technical Report 8b

Landscape and Environment Design Framework

Technical Report 9

Historic Heritage Assessment

Technical Report 10

Environmental Noise and Vibration Assessment

Technical Report 11

Air Quality Assessment

Technical Report 12

Contaminated Land Assessment

Technical Report 13

Construction Water Assessment Report

Technical Report 14

Geotechnical Appraisal

 

 

Maori Values Assessment

Volume 4

Consideration of alternatives – Options assessment reports

Volume 5

Draft Management Plans

 

Additional information received following notification

 

Section 92 Request and Response

 

If you have any questions about the application, please contact New Plymouth District Council.

           

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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